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Tailem Bend 2020 Street Party Cancelled

23rd September 2020
Media Release

Due to difficult weather conditions forecast for Friday, 25 September, Coorong District Council has made the decision to cancel the planned Tailem Bend 2020 Street Party.

Upon recent announcement of the two Supercars rounds to be hosted at The Bend Motorsport Park this September, a street party had been planned for Friday, 25 September from 4pm, in the Willow Street precinct and along Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a high chance of showers and a chilly 13 degrees Celsius on Friday.

A chance for thunderstorms and possible small hail, as well as significant wind conditions does not provide ideal conditions for the event to be delivered as planned, with the weather conditions likely to impact the classic car displays, entertainment, and the ability to maintain COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.

In light of this announcement, Mayor Paul Simmons said that while he was disappointed that the event could not proceed this year, the interests and safety of those involved was paramount.

“A key attraction for this event was the display of classic and vintage cars, motorbikes and machinery; we don’t want to risk damage to these prized vehicles as a result of bad weather,” said Mayor Simmons.

“I want to thank all of our stall holders, volunteers, community groups, entertainment, and the Tailem Bend Car Club and Lower Murray Vintage Engine & Machinery Club for willingly taking part and helping us to organise what promised to be a fun, enjoyable afternoon for everyone.”

“While the street party is not going ahead, we still encourage visitors and locals to support the second Supercars round at The Bend Motorsport Park this weekend.

“We look forward to celebrations taking place next year, with the return of the Supercars to The Bend Motorsport Park in 2021.”

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Media contact:

Bridget Mather
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | COORONG DISTRICT COUNCIL
Phone: 1300 785 277 | E: bmather@coorong.sa.gov.au